Finding an assistant..

November 10, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

The work of a traveling photographer can sometimes be long and lonely - and you have to do all the work yourself.. or do you?

While working on still images, remote cameras, game highlight videos and interviews, it can sometimes feel like a mountain to climb on a game night and in editing. So imagine my surprise when I managed to talk a Finnish International basketball players Meral Bedretdin to agree to interview a fellow Finn - Tiina Sten in a recent game in Belgium.

In the recent years I have found out that talking to players (conducting interviews) on camera has slowly become almost a second nature to me - where as initially it was something I dreaded and thought there was no way I could be good enough to do this and that the players probably think that what sort of an idiot interviews them (then again, some of them probably still do ;-) ).

Even after doing the interview videos for few years - there are many aspects I feel that could be improved upon and hopefully there is some improvement shown in the development of the clips for you to see.

Meral Bedredtin meets Tiina Sten

But - it is still difficult to hold the camera at the same time while interviewing, there is camera shake, you can't look at the player in the eyes to make it more friendly/personal. So for some time now I've been thinking that it would be nice to have someone doing the questions and talking.. and I just hold the camera.

Unfortunately (sorry Meral!!) I have not won the lottery and am not making millions from my work, so I can not hire an assistant to travel with me around Europe to do interviews and spend sleepless night driving 500 miles or spend them at nondescript airports. Although with Tiina endorsing us a 'interview-duo' - I think it won't be long before the clients start flooding in!! :-)

But - in the Women's EuroCup game in Belgium.. for the first time I had someone doing the talking and me the filming (although I did throw in few comments here and there).

The interview is in Finnish - so unless you understand Finnish.. you might not get much out of it.. but have a look if you feel like it. For the Finns - well, it is a nice little clip with Meral interviewing Tiina after Wasserburg claimed an away win in EuroCup Women.

BIG thanks to Meral for the interviewing, and agreeing to do a second one in about 10 days.. how about we do it in English time ;-)

Oh, and Tiina... we are still waiting for our plane tickets to Siberia with you ... is the invitation still on (and your club is paying.. naturally?!).

 


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